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Director of Compliance The Lloyd Andersen Group of Companies Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The College of Automotive Management Before joining LAGC, Jim spent 15 years in dealership management as a sales manager, F&I director, GM, training director and compliance officer. He was the founder and president of Dealer Compliance Consultants Inc., a national automotive compliance resources and training firm. Jim has used his knowledge and industry experience to develop unique, no-nonsense compliance and reputation management solutions for automobile dealerships of all sizes. Jim is a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to several automotive industry publications. Visit the company’s website at CollegeofAutomotive.com.

When Little Complaints Become Big Problems

The vast majority of dissatisfied customers who threaten to call an attorney never do. For the few who follow through, the results can be...
dealership harassment

Dealership Harassment Claims – A Ticking Time Bomb That You Don’t Want to Explode

The recent wave of sexual harassment claims should be of concern in any type of business, dealerships included, as this trend represents a particular...
advertising

Advertising Violations: Easy To Find And Hard To Defend Against

There’s no doubt that the right advertising program can make you plenty of money. But as they say, it’s not how much money you...
transparency

Transparency as a competitive advantage: Is it time to change?

Dealers are constantly looking for ways to get an edge in the digital age, yet many continue to follow the same sales and advertising...

The FTC Strikes Again

And This Time it’s a Game Changer By: Jim Ragonda Back in January of 2014, I wrote in my article The FTC Strikes Again – You...

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts of dedicated dealership fixed-ops professionals, auto repair-related...

Is Your Dealership Guilty of the Ostrich Syndrome?

The Benefits of a Compliance Audit By Jim Radogna There’s something about selling that can drive even the sane to insane lengths to do a deal. Take the...
Compliant Service Department

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

11 points to effectively establish clear procedures By Jim Radogna Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts...
Dealership Compliance

Make Dealership Compliance Your Friend

Dealership Defensive Game Plan By: Jim Radogna In many dealerships, the thought of putting together a compliance program is similar to contemplating a diet and exercise...
compliance

Compliance Means Doing the Right Thing

It’s not Just What Not to Do — but WHAT to Do By: Jim Radogna News broke recently about five dealership employees that were arrested and...
Newscast

What Kind of Salesperson Are You?

Although there will be some people who will tell you otherwise, the honest truth is that there is no magic way to make sales...
Sales Language

It’s Time to Modernize your Dealership Sales Language

It’s kind of nostalgic to listen to car salespeople talk with customers on the phone, either in live calls or when leaving voicemails, and...
Finlayvideo

Tariffs or Technology: What Will Have the Biggest Impact on Retail Auto? – Steve...

Steve Finlay, Editor of WardsAuto joins Jim Fitzpatrick in a great discussion about the current effect import tariffs and technology are having on the...
google

How To Get The Most Out Of Google My Business

If you’ve ever listed your dealership on Maps, Places, or Google+, you’ll know the power that each of those tools can hold. They have...
OEM

How Well Do Your Employees Know Your Dealership’s OEM?

Working in a dealership requires dedication and commitment. Whether a GM, a salesperson, or even a lot technician, the day-to-day objectives of each position...

What Does Digital Retailing Have To Do With F&I?

On this week's episode of F&I Today Becky Chernek talks about digital retailing and what it has to do with F&I. Why should you...

The Power of Right Example

On this week's episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson we talk about the power of right example. Everybody is already leading by example,...

What Sets Your BDC Apart From the Competition?

 On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks to Emily Lindau of Johnson Motors & Ford in Wisconsin about what their...

Traits of Great Leadership

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart discusses certain leadership traits that are shared amongst great leaders as well as some...